Let the Sun Shine and Surf's Up

I am typing with a very sore arm today. My DD loves the Volkswagen commerical where they punch the person in the arm every time they spot a VW. Except she does not care if it's a VW, Volvo, BMW, etc. she just calls the color and punches me. After picking her up this afternoon, she proceeded to punch me for 25 minutes on our way home despite the fact that I kept trying to explain the rules of the "game". To no avail. She kept saying, "you're joking with me, right Mom?" About five minutes from home she grew tired of the game and decided to sing show tunes. Oh joy! Sometimes explaining things to an Aspie can be challenging. Nevertheless, I love her so!
Okay two cards to share today. I finally cut into my Fancy Pants, "Rusted Sun" collection. Such a cute line with flowers, surf boards, swimming attire, plaids, and polka dots. My first card is for Card Patterns sketch #67

Everything is Fancy Pants except the button (Autumn Leaves) and rhinestones (Bazzill). I couldn't resist buying the ribbon package they offer! I love pom poms and the printed floral ribbon is satin and ties nicely.
My next card is for JUGS #36 sketch. Again, I used Fancy Pants "Rusted Sun" papers and stickers ,Autumn Leaves buttons, and Ice Stickles on the surf board.
My inspiration for both Summer cards was based off the latest OCC challenge: what does Summer mean to you? To me, it's sun, sand, and fun!
I hope you had a great weekend! I am off to rest my arm. :-)



OOoh my favorite summer words too - I grew up at the beach - miss it! Cute card - love the multicolor surf board. Thanks for playing along with the JUGS sketch this week.

Jan Hennings

love both your cards!
A big hug for all the punches you endured!


What fun creations! That surf board is so cool, nice job. Thanks for playing along with JUGS this week!


love your cards, they are so summer looking! :)


Amy your cards are fabulous! Who needs to sew when you can glue and create wonderful cards... Thanks for visiting Color Chic, your fellow Craftt Swapper!


these are both so cute~♥


Very nice cards!! Love the bright colors!

Thank you for dropping by my blog!

Hugs from India


OMGoodness...I chuckle because my boy slug bugs us all the time...anything VW...not just bugs...my girl was trying to explain to him that it is only suppose to be bugs...haha

Love your fun cards...that pom is fabbie:)


I love 'em both! Great designs.

Love Lynda xxx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie

Two fabulously summery card. Both with such beautiful bright colors and terrific embellishments! Great job on the summer inspiration challenge! So happy you could join in the fun with Our Creative Corner this week.


LOVE the ribbon and pom poms on your first card! Really, that ribbon is darling! Your "Surf's Up" card is amazing. Everything from the glittery goodness on the surfboard to the way your stitching on the red buttons look like little hearts to me! Love it!! Hope your arm feels better! :) ♥♥ Kay

Kathryn B

The stickles really jazzed up your surf board! It looks fab! Gret take on this weeks sketch!
Thanks for joing the JUGS skethc challenge this week!

Daniela Dobson

Both of these are adorable. Love the pom poms!!

Lisa Kind

Very pretty cards! Love the colors/paper you chose for both! That surf board is so cool! Thanks for playing our JUGs sketch challenge!

Andrea M

What fabulous creations! They're both so fun! Your embellishments are fantastic - the pom poms are awesome :) Thanks so much for playing along with Just Us Girls! Hope you'll come back and play next week!


I just love this card! Very pretty image and colors !


Fabulous cards! Thanks for playing at Card Patterns!


sooo cute! Love the colors


Amy, what a beautiful card! I really love that pom pom that you added. Such a great dimension!

Mona Pendleton

Both of these cards are so cute! Love the beach theme & your color combos! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls :)


Amy these are perfectly adorable! So bright and fun.

Julie Leblanc

Great take on the challenge at OCC... thanks for joining us:-)


Hello, Amy - darling! I'm nodding and purring... Your cards are OUTSTANDING! AND, I also have children afflicted with the "Volkswagon Game" condition. I have outlawed it. {Tired of the bruises!} hee hee Now we spot for PRIUS'S! Meanwhile, may I just say that I'm glad you broke into that phenomenal paper pack collection... Fantastic work, m'dear!

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